40

Time Out New York

Director Max Mayer doesn’t find a way to make the ritual traumas of adolescence feel new again.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Simplistic plotting, pedestrian visuals and poorly-handled melodrama do lend the project a cheap, made-for-TV feel, which is underscored by the fact that Danes and Marsden don’t seem obliged to turn in their best work.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Familiar faces in supporting roles don't do much for the commercial prospects of this modest film, which feels like a made-for-TV version of the prototypical Sundance-aspiring quest for identity.
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30

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Just when its parts should come together, As Cool as I Am crumbles to bits.
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25

Slant Magazine

The film is the cinematic equivalent of a teenager, making everything more melodramatic than it needs to be, and impatient with the subtle details of life.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Though darker elements loom in the shadows, nothing in this painfully sincere film is remotely affecting; just think of it as “My So-Called Strife.”
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28 out of 100
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